Celebrate Women’s Suffrage with Capital Repertory Theatre’s On-The-Go!
The roots of the recent Women’s March on Washington reach back to the stirrings of the Women’s Right Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in summer 1848, which in turn was a bellwether step towards passage, in fall 1917, of the right for women to vote in New York State.
Join in celebration of the 100th anniversary of that right with Capital Repertory Theatre’s powerful production of Petticoats Of Steel. Experience the battles for women’s suffrage, told in the voices of the brave warriors who fought them.
Created by Carolyn Anderson and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch, Petticoats of Steel includes text from speeches of the day and from landmark writings by suffrage pioneers like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth—native New Yorkers all.
Petticoats Of Steel, the winter production of the theREP’s On-The-Go! in-school touring program, runs throughout the region, Jan. 30–March 4.
Petticoats will have one public performance, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl Street, Albany. Tickets, $11 adult, $9 children 17 and under, are available at the box office day of show.
Petticoats of Steel stars Kristyn Youngblood and Danyel Fulton.
On-The-Go! veteran Youngblood has appeared in tours of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleepy Hollow, They Built America, The Remarkable and Perplexing Case of Henry Hudson and, at theREP, in A Christmas Carol. Fulton, most recently seen on theREP’s stage in The Trip to Bountiful and A Night With Janis Joplin, makes her On-The-Go! debut with Petticoats of Steel.
Set designer Brian Prather, who recently helmed theREP’s stunning set for Camelot, has created a flexible, stylish world for Petticoats. Prather boasts credits from New York City and regional theatres across the nation, with evocative designs such as Breaking the Code at Barrington Stage Company and The Burnt Part Boys at Playwrights Horizons. Costumes are designed by Caitlin Cisek, a UAlbany theatre graduate with a Master of Fine Arts in costume design at UC Irvine.
Assistant to the Artistic Director Margaret E. Hall returns for her fifth season as On-The-Go! director with Petticoats of Steel.